Thursday, September 22, 2011

LB Question

Hi everyone....I am getting so excited. I can't wait to meet you all.

So... I have a question? Has anyone had an unexplained rash show up while they have been banded? Mine started about 3 1/2 weeks ago. I woke up with hot spots in my hair and around the sides of my face. They are hot red spots from the size of a quarter to bigger. Then the fluid comes to them and they get bigger and redder and very hot and itch. In a day or 2 they calm down, then go away and leave a yellow bruise for a few days, then gone.

When they were on my face, I went to the dermatologist and she said it was 'atopic eczema' maybe from new detergent or lotion or? She gave me cortisone cream and told me to take a antihistamine everyday until gone. Well that helped a little ....but not really. Since then I have had bump rashes on my shoulder, waist, head, ribs...

So now I'm frustrated and go to my internist. I didn't have a great patch to show him that day but he got the jest of it and said....2 things, 1) my body is having a reaction to the weight loss and 2) 3 months ago when I had my colonoscopy, some damage was done to my tail bone during the procedure and I have had quite a bit of pain since then.

He thinks the (hives?)are from my body dealing with the pain and weight loss. We talked about my worry of my body rejecting the band ...he said NO. He also didn't think it was shingles because they are on one side(flank).

This past Tuesday I woke with one on the side of my face that made half of my lips and face swell up. SCARY! My husband was pretty freaked! Worried that.. what if my throat closed? I've been told and know to go straight to emergency. So far they are all surface.

Does any of this sound familiar to anyone? How about you Jacquie? There was someone who had their band taken out because of rashes....but I can't remember who ?

Thanks for listening.....GRRRRRRRRRR don't need this!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Questionaire ....minus the picture

How cool is this????

1. How did you pick your blog name? I'm kind of a Taoist at heart....and I've always believed that...less is more...the more you have the more you need to take care of. So that being said Lookinforless....just kinda fit.

2. When did you start blogging? March 2010 I had stalked a few of you before then, which is really why I felt that the LB was right for me.

3. Theme of blog? Being accountable and sharing.

4. Did you go to BOOBs 2010? NO.. and I felt like I really missed something!

5. When were you banded? March 15 2010

6. How much have you lost? 60 pounds

7. What are you most looking forward to at BOOBs? Matching faces with all these wonderful blogs, laughing, sharing, making new friends.

8. What/who do you hope to find/see/accomplish at BOOBs 2011? see #7

9. Children? Pets? I have a wonderful and supportive DH, 2 boys 33 and 20, 1 daughter inlaw who is 7 months pregnant with our first grandchild....GUNNAR and 1 parakeet named Wylie. We lost our dog of 17 years in Oct;-(

10. Who is your roomie? I am the lucky one....I got Nancy from TheSweetSpot...we can't wait to get you all together and fill you with wine or whatever and LAUGH UNTIL THE COWS COME HOME.....I don't know where I got that phrase ....but I'm filled with them!!

11. What day do you arrive? Thursday on United at 2:15, O'Hare.

12. What airport/flight/time? See above. Tina and I are getting a town car if someone needs a ride?

13. What events are you signed up for? Drag show, Second City and???????

14. Hobbies? Gardening, entertaining, cooking, traveling, sharing.....

15. Career? Volunteering and I work part time at a jewelry store...which really is an amazing place.

16. Single? Married? In a relationship? Married and in a ever changing relationship.

17. Your birthday month? October, Libra

18. What do you want other BOOBs to know about you? I am so excited to meet you all! I cry and laugh very easily!!!!! I hope you love me....